Workmates Supported Employment understands that long-term benefit dependency has potential negative impacts for both the people concerned and for society.
People who are contributing to their communities by being employed may possess a better quality of life than those who are isolated or excluded from employment.
For the past 18 years Workmates Supported Employment has been working with Work and Income in securing open employment for our clients of five hours or more a week.
It is the goal of Workmates Supported Employment to assist people in receipt of the Supported Living Payment benefit, to gain access to their communities through supporting them to engage in meaningful activities such as education, training, leisure, and most importantly paid long term sustainable employment.
Research has shown that recovery from illness is generally faster and more successful for those who can work whilst recovering.
For more information, please contact:
Susan Christian - Executive Manager
Phone: 04 237 71 41